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Women in Business

The Women in Business organization is designed to provide women a strong network from which professional, academic, and career mentoring activities and information can be explored. WIB desires to develop and foster relationships among undergraduate students, graduate students, former students, potential students, faculty, staff and business leaders. Our mission is to guide young women through their academic and professional development in order to equip them to overcome barriers they may encounter in their professional lives.

Contact Information

President: Kendra Budreau


  • Monarch Leadership Conference

    This year will be the tenth year Women in Business hosts an annual conference that is a one-day event for students, faculty, and alumni. Our recently rebranded conference reaches a broader audience and helps more young professionals achieve their personal career ambitions. The literal definition of monarch is “leader” and we use the butterfly as a symbol to represent individuality. Everyone has their own unique leadership style and our goal for this conference is to have attendees realize what specific skills and attributes they already possess to help them reach their goals. Typically, the conference has two keynote speakers, different breakout sessions where company representatives can sit on panels or host workshops, and a networking breakfast and lunch. Last year, our keynotes were former Miss America, Nina Davaluri, and former NASA CIO and current Founder and CEO of Muse Technologies, Inc., Linda Cureton. Attendees have the opportunity to pursue their interests through engaging breakout sessions, gain insight from professionals, and network with one another. We work hard to ensure that the day will be a source of inspiration, education, and empowerment for faculty, alumni, and students.

    Date: February 2, 2019

    Location: Purdue Memorial Union

    Attendees: 150 undergraduate students of all majors

    Financial Support: $20,000

    Support Deadline: December 31, 2018

    Recognition and Branding:

    • Gold – 2,500+: three or more company representatives in attendance at the conference; company recognition in all promotional presentations; company presentation during conference; all silver and bronze level benefits
    • Silver – 1,000+: two company representatives in attendance; company logo displayed on conference website; table set-up during networking hour; option to sponsor keynote or breakout; all bronze level benefits
    • Bronze - $500+: 1 company representative in attendance; company logo in conference booklet and all printed materials; access to WIB resume booklet